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Current hardship should be ended at earliest: Prez Bhandari

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday urged the government to seek prompt solution to end hardship people are facing due to the blockade.

Expressing her serious concern over issues Nepali people are at present facing, President Bhandari said the crisis should be ended at the earliest.

During a visit by a delegation from Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), President Bhandari opined that the government should come up with long term plans to minimize dependence on foreign countries.

The President said there was a prompt need to ensure that all Nepali families have fuel to cook food and have smooth transpiration.

Bhandari said she would attempt her best to create national solidarity, tolerance and harmony among people living in various regions of the nation.

The FNJ delegation included Bista, former FNJ Presidents Suresh Acharya, Bishnu Nisthuri and Dharmendra Jha, Advisor Poshan KC and Vice-Presidents Anita Bindu and Khil Bahadur Bhandari among others had reached the Sheetal Niwas to congratulate Bhandari for her election to the post.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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